Court Awards N7.5m Against The Police, Joseph Agaji & Anthony Elor


The Cross River State High Court, Calabar Division, in Suit No: HC/22F/22, filed by our client, Benjamin Seshe, against the Inspector General of Police, Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner Of Police, Cross River State, CP Joseph Agaji, Rtd & Anthony Elor, has ordered the Police to pay our client the sum of Five Million Naira (N5, 000, 000); while Joseph Agaji and Anthony Elor were ordered to pay our client the sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N2, 500, 000), jointly and severally, as damages for infringing on the fundamental human rights of our client.

The Court agreed with our argument and held that Joseph Agaji used his influence as a retired commissioner of police to procure the police to arrest and lock up our client for over a month.

Our client in celebrating this court decision said that Joseph Agaji is their son and they are ready to make peace with him and put to rest the ugly crisis that emanated from a chieftaincy tussle in Ebung Community, Bansara, Ogoja.

However, he said that the entire community has vowed that for every member of the community CP Agaji got arrested, or will get arrested in future, they will approach the court to seek redress.

Other members of the community who were locked up for several months by the police at the instance of Agaji are still in court seeking redress.



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